Week in Westminster, 1-5 June 2020

Parliament met this week, in Westminster and online.

The Bishop of Chelmsford began each virtual sitting day in the Lords with prayers, spoke in a debate on the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and asked Government about reducing poverty by raising universal credit payments.

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate on protests in Hong Kong, asked Government about the links between mental health and gambling, and supported Regulations on direct payments to UK farmers. The Bishop of Winchester asked Government about the impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeship schemes.

During the preceding recess week, written answers had been given to questions from the Bishop of St Albans on free school meals, the Bishop of Salisbury on coal and renewable energy in India, the Bishop of Bristol on modern day slavery, and the Bishop of Durham on the two-child benefit limit.


Monday 1 June

Parliament was not sitting


Tuesday 2 June

The Bishop of St Albans asked Government about the links between mental health and gambling, and supported Regulations on direct payments to UK farmers.

The Bishop of Chelmsford asked Government about reducing poverty by raising universal credit payments.


Wednesday 3 June

No contributions were made


Thursday 4 June

The Bishop of Chelmsford spoke in a debate on the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about the impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeship schemes.

 

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate about Hong Kong.


Friday 5 June

Parliament was not sitting


During recess week, 25-29 May:

Tuesday 26 May

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to two questions asked on Free School Meals Voucher Scheme.


Wednesday 27 May

The Bishop of Salisbury received a written answer to a question on coal and renewable energy in India.


Thursday 28 May

The Bishop of Bristol received written answers to questions on modern day slavery.


Friday 29 May

The Bishop of Durham received a written answer to two questions on social security benefits.

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